Reedley’s Most Romantic Couple

mom and dad

“My parents, Dick and Karen Peterson, are Reedley’s most romantic couple. They don’t ever have candlelight dinners, Dad never brings Mom flowers, and I’m not sure they even know where their wedding rings are (jewelry is not too practical when you’re a farmer) but they have a love and respect for each other that has lasted 45 years. I’ve learned about respect, forgiveness, support, commitment, compromise, and laughter just by watching them. They live a joyful life together sharing in common hobbies like singing in several choirs and cutting a rug every time they get a chance. They support each others’ separate interests too. Dad gets to golf whenever he wants and Mom can make as many quilts as she can give away. Their happy life is so infectious that I count the days until I get to spend some time with them. Their enduring love and commitment is the most romantic kind of love I know. This is why they are certainly Reedley’s most romantic couple.”

– Amy Peterson Ballard, Ingrid Peterson Morris, and Ross Peterson

P.S. Special thanks to Valentino’s, Garnishes, and Reedley Flower Shop for gifting the couple Valentine’s Day prizes!

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